📖[PDF] Dread by David Theo Goldberg | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Dread
Dread
📖 Book - PDF

Dread

Facing Futureless Futures
David Theo Goldberg
shareBook
Share book
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly) and PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

Dread

Facing Futureless Futures
David Theo Goldberg
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

A pervasive sense has taken hold that any and all of us are under suspicion and surveillance, walking on a tightrope, a step away from erasure of rights or security. Nothing new for many long-targeted populations, it is now surfacing as a broad social sensibility, ramped up by environmental crisis and pandemic wreckage. We have come to live in proliferating dread, even of dread itself.

In this brilliant analysis of the nature, origins, and implications of this gnawing feeling, David Theo Goldberg exposes tracking-capitalism as the operating system at the root of dread. In contrast to surveillance, which requires labor-intensive analysis of people's actions and communications, tracking strips back to the fundamental mapping of our movements, networks, and all traces of our digitally mediated lives. A simultaneous tearing of the social fabric – festering culture wars, the erosion of truth, even "civil war" itself – frays the seams of the sociality and solidarity needed to thwart this transformation of people into harvestable, expendable data.

This searing commentary offers a critical apparatus for interrogating the politics of our time, arguing that we need not just a politics of refusal and resistance, but a creative politics to counter the social life of dread.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Wiley
Year
2021
ISBN
9781509544462
Topic
Social Sciences
Subtopic
Sociology
Edition
1

Table of contents